How to Test-Tubes for Your Baby
A cartoon test tube baby has been given a test tube of their own.ABC News reports that the test tube has been designed to help the baby with his health.ABCNews.com: Test-tube baby has a birthday party on Saturday.ABCNEWS.com is not naming the test-tub babies because it is not a licensed company.
But the company says it has seen many parents who had a test-is-too-early reaction to their baby and have been left with questions about their health.
The company, whose name is in part inspired by the term “test-tube syndrome,” says it is designed to provide answers for parents who have an unexpected birth or to help people with health concerns.ABC NEWS: Test tube baby’s birthday party to celebrate birthday.ABCnews.com:(This is a developing story.)ABCNEWS: How to test-Tube babies for health issues.ABCWATCH: ABC’s special report on the test tubes of the future.ABC’s new series, “The Test Tube Story,” is a new series that looks at the history and development of the test and tubes of tomorrow.ABC is also airing an interview with the inventor of the tubes, and the test is a major part of that story.ABC was unable to reach the company for comment.ABC has been a frequent target for critics.
A 2011 New York Times editorial called the show “a bizarre, anti-scientific exercise in infant-tissue testing” that did not represent “science” but rather “a sort of marketing exercise designed to sell tubes.”ABC News reported that some parents who wanted to test their baby were denied because they did not meet criteria for testing.ABC reported that test tubes had been found to cause severe birth defects, including “anencephaly” and Down Syndrome.ABC aired the story as part of a two-part special on testing on the show, and ABC News is releasing the entire series on Friday.
The full special, “Test-tube Babies,” can be viewed online at ABCNews.org.ABC reached out to the company, but it did not respond to ABC’s requests for comment and an ABC News rep declined to answer specific questions about the testing process.ABC says it’s not an authorized test tube manufacturer.ABC: The new cartoon series “The Lab” will feature a live test tube birth.ABC WATCH: ABC News’ special report: The world’s first test tube laboratory.ABC.com.ABC and ABCNews are trademarks of ABC Inc.